Knowsley North and Sefton East (UK Parliament constituency)


Knowsley North and Sefton East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Knowsley North and Sefton East
Map1 = KnowsleyNorthSeftonEast
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = County
County = Merseyside
Year = 1997
MP = George Howarth
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Knowsley North and Sefton East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the localities of Kirkby and Knowsley Village in Knowsley; Maghull, Lydiate, Lunt, Sefton Village, Ince Blundell, Waddicar and Melling and Aintree in Sefton.

The constituency is bordered in the south by Knowsley South; in the west by Crosby; in the north by West Lancashire; in the southwest by Liverpool Walton, Liverpool West Derby, and Bootle and in the east by St Helens North and St Helens South.

Following decisions by the Boundary Commission for England, Knowsley North and Sefton East is to be abolished for the next General Election. This seat will form a small part of a new Knowsley seat, with the Crosby, Maghull and Formby elements moving into a new Sefton Central constituency.

Member of Parliament

The current MP for Knowsley North and Sefton East is George Howarth (Labour), who has stood since 1986.

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Knowsley North and Sefton East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Howarth
votes = 23,461
percentage = 63.3
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Flo Clucas
votes = 7,192
percentage = 19.4
change = +5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Naman Purewal
votes = 5,064
percentage = 13.7
change = -2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Michael McDermott
votes = 872
percentage = 2.4
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Whatham
votes = 464
percentage = 1.3
change = -0.2
Election box majority
votes = 16,269
percentage = 43.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,053
percentage = 52.6
change = -0.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Knowsley North and Sefton East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Howarth
votes = 25,035
percentage = 66.7
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Chapman
votes = 6,108
percentage = 16.3
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Roberts
votes = 5,173
percentage = 13.8
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ronald Waugh
votes = 574
percentage = 1.5
change = -0.2
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Thomas Rossiter
votes = 356
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Jones
votes = 271
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 18,927
percentage = 50.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,517
percentage = 53.0
change = -17.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Politics and history of the constituency

A primarily working-class industrial region, the seat is traditionally one of the strongest Labour-held seats in the country. The original Knowsley North constituency gained several wards from Crosby as a result of boundary changes in 1995.

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside


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